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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Seventh Edition, emphasizes the issues that paralegals encounter in practice. Thoroughly up to date, this complete overview combines crisp text with visual aids, writing samples, tips, and pointers. Designed specifically for paralegal students, this class-tested text teaches cutting-edge research skills, writing style, and proper citation form—to equip you with an essential skill set, and well-founded confidence.
Popular with students and respected by instructors, Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, features:
  • An integrated approach that consistently connects writing strategies and research
  • Timely and detailed coverage of electronic research, including Internet research and fee-based services such as Lexis and Westlaw
  • Pointers throughout for using electronic resources more effectively
  • Helpful charts and diagrams that clearly illustrate complex topics
  • Practice Tips in each chapter that offer useful suggestions for workplace success
  • State Your Answer exercises that help you learn how to navigate through cyberspace
  • Internet Assignments—which can be made state-specific—that give you practice finding information on-line
  • Step-by-step guidance for proper citation form—keyed to the fourth edition of ALWD and the 19th edition of The Bluebook
  • How to update and validate legal authorities
  • Legal writing samples, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum
  • Companion website: http://www.aspenparalegaled.com/books/bouchoux_ legalwritingresearch/
Thoroughly updated, the Seventh Edition includes:
  • All-new Internet Research Questions and Discussion Questions
  • New Practice Tips on citation form
  • Important updates to new Title 51 in U.S. Code and Congress.gov
  • Revised and enhanced coverage of legal periodicals that emphasizes the use of electronic search aids
  • Expanded and updated coverage of Legal Citation Form, including The Bluebook App,
  • WestlawNext’s Citation Preferences, and FDsys Constructing a legislative history with public domain sites
  • Updated Lexis and Westlaw screen shots
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